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Edith Piaf

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Edith Piaf CDs and Downloads on Arkadia Chansons     The critic Jean Cocteau said that Edith Piaf was like the nightingale, who when he sings "...throws everything into confusion." To Cocteau, his friend Piaf was a force of nature, a chanteuse with the evocative power of falling rain, sighing breezes or the moonlight that envelops the world of the night. She was brave, gallant and tender -- much like the legionnaires of whom she sang -- but there was a haunting element of childlike sadness in every Piaf performance, a constant reminder of the stark unhappiness of her life away from the music halls and recording studios. Piaf herself admitted as much, explaining that in singing she "cried without tears."      Piaf made her first records for Polydor in 1936 and continued her work in the studios throughout her career, eventually working for French Decca and French Columbia, among others. It was Piaf's recordings that first brought her name to the United States, where she made her debut at the Playhouse in October 1947, beginning a love affair with the American public that lasted until her death. Forty thousand attended her burial at Pere Lachaise. Within days of her death, there were no Piaf recordings in the shops of Paris...all had been bought by the grieving fans. As Cocteau said in final tribute to her shortly before his own death, "Her great voice will not be lost."

Arkadia Chansons is proud to offer three distinctive CDs (with corresponding Downloads) which showcase why Edith Piaf is the defining voice of 20th Century France.

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[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: L'Accordeoniste
Price: $9.99
[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: L'Accordeoniste
Passionate and uncompromising, legendary singer Edith Piaf is the defining voice of 20th century France. This remastered album is a fitting retrospective of iconic life and unparalleled voice that touch the hearts and souls of audiences around the world.
Edith Piaf: L'Accordeoniste
Price: $13.98
Edith Piaf: L'Accordeoniste
Passionate and uncompromising, legendary singer Edith Piaf is the defining voice of 20th century France. This remastered album is a fitting retrospective of iconic life and unparalleled voice that touch the hearts and souls of audiences around the world.
[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: Mon Legionnaire
Price: $9.99
[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: Mon Legionnaire
This album not only features the Singer Edith Piaf’s hit songs, but remembers The Sparrow’s dark passion, raw & emotionally provocative voice, & her legacy as the quintessence of the French soul, that made her one of the most adored musicians ever.
Edith Piaf: Mon Legionnaire
Price: $13.98
Edith Piaf: Mon Legionnaire
This album not only features the Singer Edith Piaf’s hit songs, but remembers The Sparrow’s dark passion, raw & emotionally provocative voice, & her legacy as the quintessence of the French soul, that made her one of the most adored musicians ever.
[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: Passion de la Vie
Price: $9.99
[Download MP3] - Edith Piaf: Passion de la Vie
Celebrated singer & French icon Edith Piaf had a matchless talent for storytelling in her music. The Sparrow’s emotionally provocative voice, dark passion, & wistful romanticism are on display in this collection of melodic vignettes about life in Paris.
Edith Piaf: Passion de la Vie
Price: $13.98
Edith Piaf: Passion de la Vie
Celebrated singer & French icon Edith Piaf had a matchless talent for storytelling in her music. The Sparrow’s emotionally provocative voice, dark passion, & wistful romanticism are on display in this collection of melodic vignettes about life in Paris.